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Something I wrote in response to my son’s schooling.

2 October 2013 3 comments
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The Need for Common Frames of Reference

23 May 2013 Leave a comment
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“Misadventures in the Common Core”

5 March 2013 3 comments
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A Bad Week for the First Amendment

4 January 2013 Leave a comment
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Regarding the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut

18 December 2012 5 comments
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Let’s Stop Talking About Red States and Blue States

10 December 2012 Leave a comment

A new piece I wrote for Huffington Post.

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U.S. ranks 6th in production of Figs

13 April 2011 Leave a comment

According to data from FAOStat, in 2009, the U.S. produced 4% of the world’s figs, producing 38828 tonnes of figs. The US ranks 6th in countries that produce figs.  Egypt ranks first in fig production with 35% of the world’s figs, and Turkey in second with 25% of the world’s figs.

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The U.S. Ranks 30th in number of hospital beds

5 April 2011 2 comments

According to most recent UN Data from 2006, United States has 31 hospital beds per every 100,000 individuals. The U.S. ranks 30th in this category. Japan ranks first with 140 beds per every 100,000 individuals and Russia in second with 97 beds per 100,000 people.

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2010 in review

1 January 2011 Leave a comment

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 190,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 8 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 202 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 687 posts. There were 211 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 39mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 8th with 1,786 views. The most popular post that day was The U.S. ranks 3rd in armed forces personnel.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for natural gas, nuclear power, divorce rate 2009, ranking america, and divorce rates 2009.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


The U.S. ranks 3rd in armed forces personnel December 2010


The U.S. ranks 5th in divorce rates February 2009


How does the United States rank… January 2009


The U.S. ranks 13th in age of first sex January 2009
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The U.S. ranks 5th in male obesity January 2009

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